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Wasteful party political system
OUR country will continue to bump along the bottom until the wasteful party political system is replaced by something better.
A vote every five years and no say in between is not democracy to most people’s minds. Changing governments, one spends half its term and energy undoing what the other team does.
The saga of Andrew Mitchell would have hardly been in the news years ago. Labour always leaves the country with no money, but it is proving harder for the Tories to balance the books because of Gordon Brown’s and Ed Balls’ scorched earth policy.
Now the Tories want to put electoral boundaries on a fair footing, but Labour, who have a 20-seat advantage, and Nick Clegg are against this.
In effect, Nick Clegg could well be the man who alters the course of British history in influencing the course of the next election – democracy!
Peter Fellows, Aspin Park Road, Knaresborough.